Google plans to launch a pre-censored search engine app in China, tailored to fit China’s strict censorship laws, according to a report in The Intercept.
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More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s secretive plan for a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.
Two days ago we reported that in a striking departure from its mission statement of keeping speech free and uncensored, in its latest attempt to penetrate the Chinese market, Google was planning the rollout of a censored search engine in China. Google originally shut down its Chinese search engine in 2010, citing - ironically - government attempts to “limit free speech on the web" but that no longer appears to be a binding consideration.
Google has demonstrated the app which would blacklist...